This Valentine’s Day, discover the secret to a love that lasts. In his book, “The 5 Love Languages,” Dr. Gary Chapman outlines five distinct languages in which we give and receive love. Often partners don’t “speak” the same language, and it creates a void or conflict. But when you understand how your partner receives love, it can be relationship bliss!
Hit the mark this Valentine's Day with the perfect gift. Read on for gift ideas for every language.
“Love Story” was wrong, love DOES mean you say sorry, and other nice things. Affirming your true love is all about being thoughtful and genuine. It’s not only important that your partner hears “I love you,” but also why.
According to Dr. Chapman, “This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention.” Time is a strong communicator of love, especially in a world full of distractions.
This love language can be tricky to figure out. It’s important to differentiate that it’s not the same as materialism. The gift can be simple, and cost isn’t the point, it’s the thought or effort behind it. Ideally, the gift will show that you know your partner. And don’t rule out small, everyday kindnesses...they mean a lot!
What can you do to make your partner's life easier? For this love language, actions DO speak louder than words. What may seem like a mundane task to you could make a world of difference to your partner, and when done right, is an earnest expression of love.
The language of “physical touch” is not all about sexual intimacy. If this is your partner’s love language, the warm fuzzies they get from touch helps him/her feel connected to you and is crucial to their overall feeling of contentment and well-being.